June was a pretty unremarkable month weather-wise in San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico.
The average temperature for June 2012 was 81, that’s within a degree for the average of the last five years. The maximum Heat Index for the month was 104, a couple of degrees above normal, but not reaching the high heat index from 2011: 106.
While you may not realize it, your San Pancho Weather station keeps track of the number of hours of sunshine every day. As it turns out, we had a sunnier than usual June with more than 250 hours of sunshine.
Precipitation in June is always problematic, depending on when someone decides rainy season will begin. With the exception of 2008 when we had nearly 13 inches in June, our 3 inches this year wasn’t remarkable.
It’s fair to say that the rainy season in 2012 for San Pancho began in the last week of June this year with more than three inches of rain. While that is not a huge amount, it came down at times at rates of 3 and 4 inches/hour. Briefly, thankfully.
July is falling into line with a couple of inches in the first few days of the month. Typically July and August account for the bulk of the precipitation here on the Riviera Nayarit. We can expect anything from 8 to 13 inches this month.
Batten down the hatches!
But you know, the pueblo is so pleasant this time of year and the jungle is so vibrant, the rain is welcome by flora and we non-flora alike!